Greek mythology claims Paxi was once part of Corfu, but became separated when Poseidon broke off the tip of the island with his trident. Despite the fictional nature of the tale, there’s no denying that Paxi—the smallest among the Ionian Islands—has its own soft-adventure identity. Underwater caves and shipwrecks make for great scuba diving, and the clean beaches are starting points to some of the best windsurfing around. Wander through olive groves and visit Paxi’s Olive Press Museum, where a 19th-century stone press still operates today.
By Nicoletta Richardson, AFAR Staff
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